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eCommerce Lab Video: Choosing the Right Search Refinements

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Are your customers able to easily refine their search results and navigate through the different products you sell? While displaying search refinements can help customers find what they are looking for; too many refinements can be overwhelming. Watch the video above to discover the best practices when implementing refinement groups…

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eCommerce in Canada: Growth and Challenges

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This month, Forrester Research Inc. released its latest report on Canadian eCommerce, with projections for nationwide sector growth extending into 2019. Earlier in the week, we updated our Canadian eCommerce infographic with some of these new numbers. Now, looking at those numbers, let’s discuss some of the systemic realities of…

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The Other Amazon: Derek’s Trip to Peru

By | Customers, eCommerce, eCommerce Infographic, eCommerce Infographics, ecommerce search, eCommerce Site Search, Employees, Infographics, Nextopia, Photos, Site Search, Uncategorized | No Comments

This week at Nextopia we are excited to be welcoming back Derek Wisniewski, one of our Senior Account Executives, who spent the last three weeks traveling through Peru. In honour of his return, we asked him to share some of his experiences and reflections from the trip with our blog…

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A ‘Second-Screen Experience’ for the Holiday Season

By | Articles, B2B, B2C, eCommerce, ecommerce search, eCommerce Site Search, holidays, merchandising, Merchandizing, Nextopia, Research, Search, Site Search, User Experience | No Comments

As we reach the midway point of October, speculation is becoming rampant regarding the sales outlook for this holiday season—and right now, the outlook is extremely positive for eCommerce retailers. In addition to a forecast from Deloitte last month which anticipated a 14% online sales increase through the holiday season,…

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Mitigating the “Amazon Effect”

By | Articles, eCommerce, ecommerce search, eCommerce Site Search, merchandising, Merchandizing, Navigation, Nextopia, Reports, Research, Search, Site Search, Uncategorized, User Experience | No Comments

Mitigating the “Amazon Effect” Amazon has, in every regard, become the behemoth of online retail. Sitting at number nine on the Alexa global website ranking and number one on the Internet Retailer ranking, it has long established itself as the top global marketplace. However, a recent study shows that it…

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eCommerce Lab Video: Why is Navigation Important?

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Navigation is an important attribute of an eCommerce site, it helps your customers avoid sifting through multiple pages of SKUs in their search results to find their desired products. By bringing your customers to their desired product in fewer clicks, you will provide a more positive shopping experience. In this…

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eCommerce Lab Video: The Use of Images

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In this edition of Nextopia eCommerce Labs, we’ll discuss the importance of using images on an eCommerce site. It is important to know that when products are displayed in your search results in a way that is visually appealing to your customers they are more likely to buy. Enhanced autocomplete…

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